Life Performance Training
If you want to pick up your child, grandchild, groceries etc. without back pain..
We can help with that!!
If you want to be able to turn your head better
while backing up your car
or improve your ability to drive for longer
periods without back pain...
We can help with that!
If you want to be ale to get up from a chair
or climb stairs without pain...
We can help with that!
If you want to play a round of golf or tend to your garden without back, hip or knee pain...
We can help with that too!!!
Whatever it is you do throughout your day.
We can help you learn to move better.
At MPC we fully understand that when people hurt they move less and less. This lack of movement leads to a cascade of chronic health
Our life performance training program teaches you the basic movement patterns necessary for pain free movement. We help you build a solid foundation for movement and than enhance it.
We help dispel long held belief's that pain is a part of life that can't change. And then we prove it!
In many cases pain is significantly reduced in just one session. In all ambulatory cases, patients walk out of the first session moving differently than when they came in. Holding on to those changes and building on them, however; requires practice and further training.
We accomplish this by first doing a thorough evaluation of your movement. We look at how the parts are working individually, but more importantly we assess how they work together. Then we develop an individualized treatment plan to address your specific needs.
We utilize our MSTS10 program
to facilitate healthy movement.
As you are ready, we teach you to apply these proper movement patterns to everyday tasks. It is not a given that skills learned in one position will be transferred to other tasks/positions.
For example, holding a neutral spine is far easier lying on your back than while walking and carrying something.
There are several basic movement patterns essential for a pain-free lifestyle. We use state of the art SEMG biofeedback to help you learn them, so you can "see" how your muscles are functioning until you learn how to "feel" it. This significantly decreases the time it takes to learn these movements.
We facilitate you learning the basics and then apply them to things like getting out of a chair, climbing stairs, reaching for items in cupboard, dishwasher or trunk or tying a shoe.
We also address the postural, ergonomic and bio-mechanical factors involved in sitting at a desk and sitting in a car and their impact on your neck, shoulder and back function.
We also help you integrate the movement patterns into your leisure pursuits like gardening, running, golfing, throwing darts, biking, etc.
Do want to get started on a more active lifestyle?
"Get Moving" is our post therapy program to help you keep active and pain free in your community.
Click here to see how our "Get Moving "can help you do just that!!
Are you tired of nagging discomfort or pain?
Are you frustrated giving up the things you enjoy doing?
Would you like to live better?
Life Performance Training (LPT)
LPT eliminates pain that occurs during the course of everyday living. It includes improving basic movements necessary for things like getting out of your bed or car, getting off a chair/toilet, getting bathed and dressed.
It also includes more demanding things like household cleaning, yard maintenance, driving, computing, childcare as well as all kinds of recreational pursuits.
Let us help you improve the quality
of your movement and the
quality of your life !
Stop thinking and start moving differently!
You've got a lot of living left to do!
We have helped many people return to a lifestyle they never thought was possible.
We have helped many people avoid multiple surgeries while returning them to higher levels of function.
If you are still not sure please
This means that people with and without
back pain have structural pathology.
What seems to differentiate who ends up with
pain is "functional pathology"...
or how you move!!!
We help you move better and live better !!!
The Scoop On DISC Injuries
>1994 NEJM study
>Researchers sent MRI's of
98 "healthy" backs to doctors and
asked them to diagnose them
> 80% of the MRI interpretations came
back with disc herniation's and bulges
> In 38 % of the patients, there was
involvement of more than one disc.
>Approx. 85 % of lower back pain cases
have no definitive diagnosis
Most people have no idea how they are moving
and attribute chronic nagging pain or discomfort
to the last activity they were doing when it started.
However, in almost all cases chronic pain
is a result of faulty movement over a number of years
throughout a number of activities.
We know if we can help you move without pain,
you will move more often....
and then you will ultimately live better.